Florida and Georgia will reportedly be allowed to host recruits at rivalry game in Jacksonville
Florida and Georgia have one of the SEC’s best rivalry games, which is played annually in Jacksonville.
The fact that it is a neutral-site game is a subject of debate every offseason, as many want it to be a home-and-home series with games hosted on campus. A big reason for that is both schools would then be allowed to host recruits for that matchup.
But, according to On3 Sports, the Gators and Bulldogs will be allowed to host recruits in Jacksonville this year:
Sources tell DawgsHQ that Georgia and Florida will both be able to host recruits for the neutral site contest on an annual basis.
While there still won’t be any contact between coaches and recruits allowed due to the off campus nature of the game, both schools – not just the designated home team like Oklahoma and Texas do for their annual neutral site matchup – now will be able to provide tickets for prospects and their families.
Will that be enough to satisfy both schools and keep the annual rivalry in Jacksonville? We’ll see what each coach says about it in the coming months.
But, for now, this is at least a good compromise to allow recruits to take in the Cocktail Party in all its glory.